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Varsity Football: Sparta Defense Shuts Out Vernon

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SPARTA, NJ – Yet another perfect football day.  This time the Spartans were at home where they defeated Vernon 42-0.

With quarterback Thomas DeGasperis out with a broken hand received in last week’s Pope John game, the game was on the shoulders of junior Matthew Maute.  The game was in good hands. 

It was nearly 10 minutes into the game before they were able to get points on the board.  The first six points came on a Maute pass to Dylan Faner for about 45 yards.  The kick from Andrew Flockhart made it seven.

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Sparta capitalized on a Vernon fumble at the end of the first quarter with a touchdown on a 30 yard pass from Maute to Rich Mc Donald.  Flockhart’s kick was waved off.  Next into the end zone was Miliken on a short pass from Maute.  Maute then connected with Dean Gennat for two points making it 21-0.

There would be one more score for Sparta in the first half.  Maute threw a short toss to Johathan Byers who then threw for nearly 30 yards to Gennat getting another six.  The Flockhart extra kick was good bringing the halftime score to 28-0.

In the second half, Gennat would score once again on a pass from Maute.  With Flockhart’s kick the score of 35-0 kept the clock running. 

The fourth period saw a lot of Sparta penalties.  The Spartans were able to score once more on a short pass from Anthony Brocoletti to Eric Castorina.  Flockhart’s kick was good making the final score 42-0.

McDonald said, “Coming off last week’s game [loss to Pope John] we just worked really hard and it paid off.”

Guard Daniel Orth added with a smile, “Defense- this was the first time we put up zero.”

Coach Frank Marciano was pleased with his team’s performance.  “They did everything they could to stop the run.”  He added, “Our JV scored twice and Byers is now 2 for 2.”

Sparta’s season record is now 3-2 overall, 3-1 in the division.  They will play High Point on the road next Friday night with a 7 p.m. kick-off.  

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